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Google is now letting people play with their text-to-music AI tool

Songwriting is hard. Google wants to make it easy.

Back in January, the company announced that it was working on a new AI program that had the ability to “generate high-fidelity music from text descriptions.”

“Wait,” people said, “You mean that all I have to do is open the program, type in a description of what I want and the machine will do the rest?” Yep.

It’s called MusicLM. Google trained it on 280,000 of music from the Free Music Archive dataset (gotta avoid copyright issues, you know?) and has now made things available to the public.

If you want to play with MusicLM, you can. You’ll have to sign up and use the program within a sandboxed site set up in Google’s AI Test Kitchen and then wait until you’re invited in.

Here’s a promotional video.

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